Often just before bed I go out with my 40D, 100mm macro, and twin flash to see what might be found. Also a flashlight because the camera will not focus on a subject in the dark. Makes it easier to find subjects too. Most, but not all, of my insect images are acquired this way. I do use that setup in daylight as my hands are too shaky for straight hand held photography which makes for dark backgrounds often. In this case it was dark and the flash lit up my subject.
Juniper-twig Geometer-Patalene-olyzonaria on Goldenrod-Solidago sp.
We do not have a juniper in the yard but our neighborhood was a farm at one time with pastures that did have them so there may be a few in the vicinity. And landscapers often use them in garden arrangements. Coincidentally, I photographed this species on the same day one year ago but on a less natural perch. Definitely prefer this one.